MARIGOT–Following a successful start to President Daniel Gibbs’ clean-up promise for the French side this past weekend in districts one, two and three, it is now the turn of districts four, five and six, to play their part on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, from 7:00am to 1:00pm.
Operation “Friendly Island-Clean Island” stemmed from one of Gibbs’ election campaign promises and he has appealed to the population for maximum participation to achieve a cleaner environment.
The goal is to perform a major clean-up ahead of the hurricane season over two full weekends and make the island an eco-friendly destination. The public is invited to clean up their private properties while the Collectivité will be cleaning up in the public domain with anyone who wishes to join in.
Business partners of the Collectivité will be making skips available for green waste and heavy bulky items in each district. Neighbourhood associations are also taking part.
Collection points are: Morne Valois, Agrément, Galis Bay, Concordia, Spring, Agrément roundabout and Concordia (Library parking area); for Marigot in front of Jean-Louis Vaterpool Stadium and in Bellvue; for Sandy Ground and Lowlands – Sandy Ground near Santal Restaurant and Route de Baie Nettle.
The Collectivité has also offered free car wreck removal and persons who want this service should call (0590) 52.70.30. Car wrecks and very large items will be done at the request of residents.
Gibbs recently announced a 300,000-euro budget for beautifying the French side, including a major planting of flowers and shrubs. He also mentioned 400,000 euros for de-polluting and removing the ship wreck close to shore in Galis Bay, abandoned there for many years that has been used as a dive site, but it is not clear yet if this latter operation is going ahead.